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tonight with more on what the step grandfather of the 2-year- old mauled by a pit bull is saying. >> reporter: he says he's sorry and regrets keeping those five pit bulls. one of which had shown signs of aggression in the past. despite the loss of his grandson he says he does not feel that he should be punished behind bars. from jail, hayashi says that no one knew his grandson had been attacked until after his body was found. >> my wife found our grandson in the garage, mauled. i don't know how long he was in the garage. if i were at home it wouldn't have happened. >> reporter: his grandson was mauled by one of the pit bulls
kept in their home. hayash i ys one of the three pit bulls in the garage had shown aggression in the past by killing the family's chihuahua. but he did not feel the dogs were a danger to children. >> having the dogs is my fault. that is my burden that i will carry on for the rest of my life. even though the dogs did the mauling, it is my responsibility to keep this from happening. >> reporter: as to his five dogs, he signed paper work to put them down. >> of course i was upset. as soon as i saw the police officers give me the paper to sign for the dogs to get them
euthanized. i did it right away, no problem. i didn't -- i have different feelings towards dogs now. i want no animals whatsoever. steven ayashi was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and on suspicion of owning malicious animals. ken pritchett, ktvu news. friends and coworkers are mourning the loss of oakland father who was gunned down this morning shortly after he left for work. the shooting happened in front of the man's home on 15th street just before 2:00 a.m. rob roth is in oakland now with the latest, rob. >> reporter: julie, police say their talking to relatives and neighbors of the victim but that they have little to go on in this morning's shooting. as police search for evidence, those who knew 53-year-old mariano say they are dumbfounded anyone would want to shoot him.
>> very sad, very sad. i'm like unexpected. like he doesn't get associated with everybody here. even me, he's a very nice guy. i'm amazed of what happened. >> reporter: it happened at about 1:30 this morning. >> i was getting ready for bed, all i heard is a gunshot then yelling afterwards. i was a little nervous to come outside. i didn't know who was out, i came out and i seen him laying down. >> reporter: chris mariano was just getting off work at kaiser hospital where he's been a custodian for 20 years. police say he doesn't appear to be the victim of a robbery and do not know why he was shot to death. >> you have a person killed and we need the citizens to help us out. >> he's here when we need something in the house, like guys jobs, he always helps me.
>> reporter: mariano's family says funeral arrangements are pending, the city is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. reporting live in oakland, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. barry bonds federal perjury case won't start until next year. attorneys for both sides were in court today, bonds was not. but they couldn't agree on a trl date so the trial will now be held sometime early next year with the date still to be determined. we felt this, you know from the first day that we all met that the government's evidence proved nothing. and we still think that the government's evidence proves nothing. bonds had pleaded not guilty for lying to a grand jur that he never knowingly took performance enhancing drugs. a solano county judge refused to reduce the fine for
manslaughter for a fire that killed two children. an arrest warrant has also been issued for the sister. investigators say the children had been left unattended. james remains in custody on $250,000 bail and is due back in court august 6th. in the south bay, a judge today ordered a san jose activist to stay away from the vietnamese performing he's accused of attacking on stage. 61-year-old lee tong must stay at least 100 feet away from singer hong. the judge also reduced tong's bail. a assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly using pepper spray against the singer. san san francisco police say king and terry were arrested after months of
investigative work. police say king who works for munni supplied the paper transfers that were not ripped with a time limit so people could ride the bus all day without paying an additional fare. a family in boulder creek is about to lose a home they thought they bought in a foreclosure auction. they found the hard way, auction buying is much different than a standard purchase. we're live tonight to learn why there's a huge lesson to be learned here for home buyers. >> reporter: a dispute between banks and homeowners here in the santa clara mountain shows that when it comes to buying forclosed homes, buyer beware. >> reporter: the stran family paid $250,000 for the house. >> we had a deed, we paid
property tax. and-- >> this is your home. >> we thought we did everything right. >> reporter: the stran family got caught in the tangled mess of banks taking over other bank's business on foreclosed homes. the bank bought the home from world savings. world savings was bought by wachovia. but the bargain evaporated when wells fargo forclosed on the original mortgage, more than half a million dollars. >> i just thought, this is a mistake. and i assumed it would go away. >> reporter: turns out foreclosure notices do not have to specify a first or second mortgage. it's in the paper work, but not always obvious. >> two loans were executed, signed and recorded on the same date at the same time and i literally thought it was one loan. >> reporter: south bay congressman mike honda says banks should not be able to sell worthless second mortgages and called it other reason for
mortgage reform. >> we're trying to clarify what the process is, we're also making sure that financial constitutions cannot take advantage of consumers -- institutions cannot take advantage of consumers. >> they deceived us into thinking we were buying a property, we need to be protected. >> reporter: at this point the family and wells fargo bank are trying to work out a settlement over expenses. robert honda, ktvu channel 2 news. the state pension systems for teachers and public employees is coming to a break down. whitman says she wants to do away with the pension all together and have workers contribute to their pension. >> pensions at the end of the day are an excellent deal for
taxpayers. 63-cents of every dollar paid come from investment reforms. a southern california wildfire today shut down part of the major freeway linking the northern and southern parts of the state. the fire started about 1:45 this afternoon in the hills of santa clarita. the highway patrol shut down all north bound lanes of i5 for some time. traffic was so bad that at one time, 10 fire trucks were unable to reach the fire and drivers were tearing down chain link fences to get off the roadway. berkeley police today announced the arrest of a homeless man. travis churchhill has pleaded not guilty to setting the fire. these surveillance pictures was
key to catching churchhill. he's been he'll on $50,000 bail. police say they suspect him of eight other fires in the area but he has not been charged in those cases. a minor earthquake rattled the daily city. the quake measured 3.5. it's epicenter was nine miles southwest of san francisco's city hall. there have been no reports of injuries or serious damage. why experts say you may see a significant increase in gas prices in the days ahead. one of the criminal cuts, dozens of trees in parks cut down by vandals. now the reward, details ahead. i'll have your bay area forecast for tomorrow. and one by area city wants to keep moving forward with plans for a new a's ballpark with or without major baseball's approval. >> ...berber carpet. it was a whole bowl of stew. nooo. why? i could have saved this one. i could have saved this one. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
weather conditions helped firefighters battle a fire today. high humidity helped reduce the chances of the flames spreading to surrounding vegetation. the fire seriously damaged the house near park ridge drive. investigators say no one lived in the home which had been under construction for six months. tonight there's still no word on what caused the fire. city leaders in san francisco said today they have had enough. historic golden gate park has been hit and hit by vandals that have destroyed dozens of trees. >> reporter: people are calling
it senseless, malicious, even crazy. take a look at this. this is one of 44 young golden gate park trees, someone is deliberately destroyed. >> san francisco's iconic thousand acre urban park is home to 75,000 trees. but in some of its most visited spots, these were four-year-old elms and sycamores. >> i don't understand it, why would somebody do something stupid like this. >> for no good reason, somebody cut this? wow. >> that is very bad of people to do this. >> because the trees deserve to grow and live. >> ginsburg says the trees cost $500 each. volunteers had nurtured and pruned them almost daily. someone add night with perhaps
a small power saw cut each near the base. some said it sounds like a psycho. >> someone is very sick, doesn't care about society, doesn't care about life. >> reporter: despite budget cuts, the city says it needs new trees to replace aging and diseased. >> this is inexcusable. i look forward to finding out who's responsible for this. >> the city today and nonprofits teamed up to collect a reward for whoever is responsible for this. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. a new report shows california's senior drivers are involved in fewer fatal crashes. in 1980s, seniors 70 or older were involved in 31% of fatal crashes. that number has now dropped 13%. the dmv says that is a significant decline due in part to a program that works directly with seniors to keep them safe on the road. but the dmv says, there are
also other factors. >> those of us that are older seniors like myself are living longer, we're taking better care of ourselves. we're working longer which keeps us mentally prepared to do things. california's dmv is the only one in the country that offers a full time program dedicated to senior drivers. you might want to fill up your gas tank this weekend because prices are about to go up. crude oil prices are up due to concerns that tropical storms could disrupt supplies in the gulf of mexico. aaa says the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas is 3.17 in oakland an san jose. and 3.24 in san francisco. a freemont shopping center is getting a second anchor store. nordstrom announced it will
open a new store. it will take over the linen and things location. apple's iphone 4 is facing another glitch. the cupertino says it is having problems manufacturing the white version of the iphone 4. now it won't be available until later this year. the issue is not affecting black iphone 4s. it was a long wait down, but close to 100 volunteers agreed to go over the edge to give the california special olympics a big boost. the volunteers repelled 400 feet down the side of the grand hyatt all to raise money for the special olympics. the organization provides free sports training and competition for children and adults with developmental disabilities. a lot of athletes were there to cheer on the repellers. >> it's an easy thing to say
about that inspiration. but my gosh, they were telling me, don't be afraid, you're doing it for us. and that's the best thing about it. >> that's john sasaki our own reporter here. he's a board member for the special olympics and he took his turn repelling down that building. that's a long way up. >> what a great cause too. warm and it could get warmer in the bay area. martin has the full forecast, hi, bill. >> it did get warmer today by a few degrees. it'll get warmer tomorrow by a few degrees, then sunday it'll level out. live camera shot now, you see the fog that's going to be persistent, nights and mornings and at the coast. these are the highs today. highs tomorrow will be about the same a little warmer there, there are some 90s finally inland. maybe low 90s, summer weather pattern, that is the weather headline and that means we're looking at plenty of fog right
at the coast. warmer on saturday. that's the warmest day. and the extended forecast brings us some cooler weather. upper 90s and even low 100s as you head into the san joaquin valley. fire danger is coming up, air quality dropping off a little bit. along the coast we see low 60s, upper 50s. low 70s out into the east bay. mid-70s hopped over the bill, out toward lafayette. out toward evergreen and portions inland you will find upper 80s. you get the picture. the bay area microclimates in force as we look for at least a 40-degree spread from coast to inland. it has been a warming trend, it started really on thursday. and we are just going to stay there. this isn't 100, that's 90. we're going to top out at 90 saturday and sunday. that will be the height of the
warming trend. things are going to start cooling down. we are looking for a cooler weather pattern. into early next week, 92 in fairfield, there's your 90 in pittsburgh and 91 in antioch. 81 in san jose. lots of cities, lots of warmth. saturday is the warmest day on the weekend. good looking weekend, really is. fire danger back up tomorrow and then it comes back down as things start to cool down a little bit. >> all right. >> thank you, bill. martin gereck has released employment figures he says shows the need to cut the number of state workers. gereck says it takes 25 average taxpayers to pay the average state has lost almost 1.3 million jobs in the past five years while at the same time adding more than 38,000 state workers. gereck says the jobs numbers coupled with the state's $19
billion deficit shows it is time to reduce the size of government in california. on wall street, stock markets finished the week on a positive note. the dow closed up nearly 102 points. the dow closed up 32 points. coming up, san jose's mayor throws a curb ball. find out how he plans to move forward with plans to build a stadium for the oakland a's with or without the blessings of major league baseball.
mayor chuck reed says he will ask the san jose city council to put a measure on the ballot to build a stadium for the san jose a's. the deadline for the november ballot measure comes up in just a few weeks. well, for the time being the a's are still in oakland and fred is here. he's in for mark tonight. he's going to tell us about the game coming up tonight against
the white sox. >> a's are starting to roll a bit. a's fans are tired of seeing promising young players come in and get traded away for more prospects. just as soon as they start to reach their full potential. today oakland fans, one of the good ones did not get away. catcher suzuki agreed to a contract extension today. the new deal avoids arbitration this winter. he's currently batting .257. curt's strength is his defense and his ability to cultivate his young pitching staff. feels that he's now part of the a's family. >> this is the organization i came up with. they were great throughout the whole process. you know bringing me up when i was really young, being patient with me. going through the growing pain. this kind of gives me a lot of confidence that they have confidence in me and you know to give me this security. you know they want me to be here and i want to be here and
i want to win here too. >> anything in the contract about a part in the movie money ball? >> no, i don't think i would be a good actor in that movie any way. i'm not a good actor. >> susuki's new deal sounds like peanuts when you compare it to edward hayes. he's the bay area's highest paid actor for 2010. hayes will receive $21 million this year. and of course as a rookie last year, bay made nine receptions for 125 yards and one touchdown. yeah, one touchdown. barry zitto the highest paid in the bay area with $18.5 million earned. after more than 2200 miles, tour de france champion alberto contador still leads by an
eight second margin. >> you need a photo finish for that. >> that will be a big time trial tomorrow. >> thanks, mark. >> you bet. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, more details on the recent sting that netted a nummi worker. we'll show you just how big the problem is in 30 minutes on tv 36. that's our report for now, thanks for joining us. good night. >> good night. woman: did you bring the camera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, this is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdeposit. just photograph the front and back of your check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. you wanna try it? yea. ok. all right. who's next? make a deposit from anywhere, anytime-- with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check?